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August 2014 issue

Join in the celebrations at SCU


International hemp research being led by Southern Cross Plant Science

Tim Shapter with PhD on Hemp at SCU

SCU students given glimpse of the Asian Century


Life-changing experience for SCU students

Ashleigh Frost with a dancer at the Nusa Penida Festival (Credit: Ashleigh Frost).

‘A life-changing experience’ is how a group of Southern Cross University students who worked on conservation and community projects in Indonesia and East Timor have described their New Colombo Plan Scholarship-funded trips. Some helped a Sumatran elephant conservation centre design a tourism strategy, others did orang-utan surveys in Kalimantan, while another group focused on sustainable […]

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Mental health linked to changes in foot pain

Dr Paul Butterworth

Mental health is associated with changes in foot pain, according to researchers from Southern Cross University. Dr Paul Butterworth, a podiatrist from the School of Health and Human Sciences, recently led a longitudinal study over three years examining the relationship between mental health and foot pain in a community based population. The research was recently […]

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Fan motivations measured at 2014 World Cup

Dr Arianne Reis

A Southern Cross University academic has taken research to the coal face of the recent 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil. Dr Arianne Reis, a postdoctoral research fellow from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, is involved in a study on mega events with the University of South Australia’s Professor Graham Brown. The research […]

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Austerity measures impact on regional areas and resilience

Professor Robyn Keast

Government austerity measures do impact on regional areas and their resilience, according to research from Southern Cross University. Professor Robyn Keast, along with Dr Subas Dhakal, researched the factors that contribute to regional resilience using the historic north Queensland town of Charters Towers as a pilot study.  The research project was supported through the Australian […]

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Postcard to home: Reimi Isaka

Postcard to home

Reimi Isaka is from Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan. The 19-year-old is studying English through SCU College before she starts a Bachelor of Nursing at the Lismore campus in February next year. When I graduate I would like to work in a hospital in a big Australian city where I can help Japanese tourists and other […]

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Meet the staff: Elaine Jefford


What is your name? Dr Elaine Jefford What is your job? Lecturer in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the Coffs Harbour campus, teaching into the Bachelor of Midwifery. What’s the best thing about your job?  The best thing about the job is being able to walk the same path with the students […]

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